It is truly amazing how much I have learned since I joined Fosstodon.
I went from vaguely being able to write Python scripts to publishing my own apps in just a few months and after years of stagnation.
The atmosphere and community here is just so motivating to learn new stuff and try new things.
I am really looking forward to the next cool FOSS app I discover or the next interesting and nice Person I will meet in the Fediverse
pretty cool stuff happening in #fedora land https://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2021/03/15/what-to-look-for-fedora-workstation-34/
March Blog Update!
- Manufacturing status report
- e-ink works with Q64
- #PinebookPro pre-orders this month for $220
- #PinePhone Beta Edition preorders soon & keyboard update
- #PineTime software progress and more!
I've been using #Git for around a year now, and it's been fun. But a lot of the guides I've read have been way too detailed. So I decided to write my own guide.
I enjoy the idea of plaintext files and pure pgp, but
- the hassle of setting up a new computer
- the hit-miss integration with Firefox on linux
- the impossible integration with Firefox on windows
- the leaking of metadata through the directory structure
I am just not sure it's worth it anymore. Security is not simply about cryptography. It's also about ease of use. If too complicated, you'll just start working around the system.
Just pushed a refresh of my personal site and the first Dev Diary for Koto, an in-development audio manager, to my site 🥳 If you are a Patron, you already read this content piece exclusively last week. More coming for Patrons hopefully this week 😉
Also discovered that Github mirror of Userstyles.org today. If you haven't used the site, it's beyond slow and times out constantly. This has kept some hair on my head.
Like many of you I'm trying to post more to my blog this year, so here's my first post of 2021 and it's all about backups!
This place is filled with people smarter than me so I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks for inspiring me to keep writing.
Why is it that when a person commits a federal crime they go to prison but when a company does it they pay a meager fine? I guess all my hacking group has to do is form an LLC...
Thanks to all fellow users at this instance out there.
You all made my first experience with the fediverse a great and pleasant adventure.
Greetings to all my followers, if I only knew what caused you to do that. 🤔
Happy New year, glad to meet you all here!
If you fancy a great long read, @eff's new paper on Youtube Content-ID takedowns is an amazing deep dive into how Google messes with the creativity and the livelihoods of video creators in the name of copyright: https://www.eff.org/wp/unfiltered-how-youtubes-content-id-discourages-fair-use-and-dictates-what-we-see-online
This is a shock and very upsetting for those who depend on CentOS in their prod environments. Glad I didn't base my infrastructure on CentOS 8! https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2020-December/048208.html
Even if you’re not an American, you should take a moment and give thanks for something good in your life. Many of us on Fosstodon (and the fediverse, beyond) have the great privilege of access to technology that grants us the ability to be here.
I created this addon:
Feed & RSS-bridge helper
It will generate RSS-bridge feeds for the current URL (i.e. for a youtube channel from a video, or a twitter user from their timeline). It also will display native feeds for a page via the link element. If you use TT-RSS, it can also integrate to subscribe to a feed easily.
[Full-time] Thunderbird Software Engineer at MZLA / Thunderbird https://www.fossjobs.net/job/10300/thunderbird-software-engineer-at-mzla-thunderbird/ #jobs
I'm here because I removed myself from almost all social media over the last few years and the pandemic made me miss having a community. As a lover of Linux and FOSS this seemed like a great fit. #introductions